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With socialism being touted by top Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) through “Medicare-for-all” and other large expensive government programs – such as his $16-trillion Green New Deal to supposedly combat so-called global warming – economists are saying the failed system proves fatal to those who are subjugated under it, and that it is utterly incompatible with Christianity.
“[Socialism is] an economy that actually kills,” explained Catholic Answers Press in a news release issued Tuesday. “[There is] total incompatibility between socialist dogma and Christian truth.”
Socialism just doesn’t make sense
The conservative faith-based organization contends that despite socialism’s growing popular support, it defies Church teaching and economic common sense, and has been proven a failure time and time again when examing world history.
Catherine R. Pakaluk – an economist at The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business who co-authored, Can a Catholic Be a Socialist? – argues that the basic tenets behind socialism must be rejected by all Christians and anyone else seeking prosperity and economic justice.
“Lots of people have no idea what socialism really is,” Pakaluk points out. “They think it’s about making everything fair and equal or having general concern for the poor, but they’re not aware of its horrific consequences throughout history.” ….